‘Killing Them Softly’ Five Film Facts
Brad Pitt in The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly"
Brad Pitt wanders on the wrong side of the law when "Killing Them Softly" opens wide this weekend. Pitt plays Jackie Cogan, a mafia fixer forced to dole out tough justice after a mob-sponsored card game gets swindled. Unfortunately, Cogan's repairs are complicated by a host of unmanageable mobsters played by some big-time acting heavyweights, including James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Sam Shepard, and Richard Jenkins. We all know Pitt will keep his cool regardless, but here are Five Facts about "Killing Them Softly" you might not know.
Brad Pitt and Scoot McNairy in The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly"
For the Ladies
1. Though Pitt is obviously appealing to the female masses, "Killing Them Softly" isn't exactly one for the ladies. In fact, there's only one minor female speaking part in the entire movie, and she isn't even given a name, but credited merely as Hooker. Writer-director-editor Andrew Dominik recently explained why: "I think any movie that deals with violence in some way is also dealing with masculinity. If I could've done it completely without women, I would have." We'll have to wait and see if such hyper-masculinity attracts female fans, but at least one woman enjoyed it: Angelina Jolie, Pitt's uber-famous fiance. "She actually likes the film," Pitt told Nightline. "She's a tough audience and she likes this one a lot. I didn't really ask her why, I just took that and…" "…And ran," said Gandolfini, finishing his co-star's sentence.
Andrew Dominik on the set of The Weinstein Company's "Killing Them Softly".